When can I safely rub my eyes? You should not rub your eyes for 2 months after LASIK and PRK. You do not want to displace the corneal flap in LASIK or loosen the corneal epithelium in PRK. It should be safe to rub the eyes 1 month after PCRI/AK and SMILE.
When can I rub my eyes again after LASIK?
As a general rule, you should completely avoid rubbing the eyes for the first two weeks post-op. After this time, it is okay to gently rub your eyes, although it is always best to avoid eye rubbing if possible whether you have had LASIK or not.
What happens if you accidentally rub your eyes after LASIK?
Rubbing your eyes.
Rubbing your eyes after LASIK can easily lead to a dislodged flap, which can cause serious damage to the cornea and damage to vision.
Can I rub my eyes a month after LASIK?
You should not rub your eyes for 2 months after LASIK and PRK. You do not want to displace the corneal flap in LASIK or loosen the corneal epithelium in PRK. It should be safe to rub the eyes 1 month after PCRI/AK and SMILE.
How do you stop your eyes from rubbing after LASIK?
More Tips for a Safe LASIK Recovery
- Wear eye protection day and night for the first three days.
- Rest the day of surgery.
- Expect slight redness and eye irritation for the first few days.
- Wear dark sunglasses that block UV rays when in sunlight.
- Use artificial tears to keep eyes lubricated.
How do you know if your LASIK flap has moved?
When the flap moves out of place, it’s referred to as LASIK flap dislocation. If you’re wondering how to tell if your LASIK flap has moved, rest assured that you’ll know. Symptoms include pain, discomfort, watering, and/or blurry vision.
How long does it take for cornea flap to heal?
The corneal flap will begin the healing process immediately following the surgery and will be significantly healed in one to three days following the procedure. During this time the outer surface of the cornea (also known as the epithelium) will seal the edges of the newly created corneal flap.